TRAN MY-VAN received her MA from Duke University and PhD from the Australian National University. Currently she is associate professor and Program Director for International and Asian Studies at the University of South Australia.
She has been recognised with a number of honours, including the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her service to Australia-Asia relations and Membership of the Order of Australia (AM) for her service to Asian studies, multiculturalism and the overseas Vietnamese community.
She has published three books and many articles related to Vietnamese literature and history, in particular, the wartime experiences of religious and political organizations in Vietnam and more broadly with French colonialism and Vietnam-Japan relations. Her most recent publication is A Vietnamese Royal Exile in Japan: Prince Cuong De (1882–1951) (Routledge, 2005). E-mail contact: My-Van.Tran@unisa.edu.au.